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denouncing their president hosni mubarak. egypt is a major beneficiary of u.s. foreign aid. the u.s. was in the awkward position of supporting the pro-democracy demonstrators without alienating a longtime ally. after weeks of bloody confrontations in tahrir square, longtime president mubarak stepped down. now to libya. click on it, and gives you the latest developments and everything you need to know. libya has become the focal point of this historic movement. rebels dwept into dozens of key cities until moammar gadhafi unleashed military forces on his own people and that prompted nato to get involved with strategic air strikes. this fever has now spread to syria. again, all of the information on cnn.com. bahrain, of course, on the map here and also in yemen as well. anything can happen. john? >> and truly important questions coming out of this, what's going to happen next and why is this happening? mohammed jamjoon is live in abu dab toe answer some of these questions. let's start with syria. it appears the arab awakening is there. president assad is facing a tough choice with viol
. president obama says gadhafi must go. >> it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. >> now the tough questions. what's the end game? who is really in charge? what do we know about the rebels and what happens if gadhafi won't go? also tonight, another arab regime on the ropes. is yemen the next to fall? and in japan, new fears over radiation and the food supply. is the already desperate population at greater risk? this is a special live edition of "piers morgan tonight" from london. good evening. breaking news from libya and shocking video uploaded to youtube today. cnn cannot independently confirm details of when or where it was shot but it shows civilians on a street being bombed. watch the scene. extraordinary footage of civilians being bombed in misurata. some were heard shouting before the explosion hit. we don't know what happened to the people closest to the explosion or who caused it. we have dramatic new video taken in tripoli showing tracer fire over the city. there have been a series of bombardments from allied forces towards colonel gadhafi's forces. nic robertson is live
to ge get rid of him and the opposition needs continued military support, not a ground invasion by the u.s. or any other western power, but air support, all the way to tripoli, very few people want to die for gadhafi, so if we'll continue the model we have in place, following the rebels, knocking out tank and arrest tiltillerar will win and a lot of people will die unnecessarily. >> you have criticized president obama for taking too long. he made the point that he took 31 days to build this coalition where in bosnia it took a year. >> the opposition forced had gadhafi on the ropes and we did not impose a no fly zone where it would matter the most. we made mistakes in iraq, and to my fellow republican friends, nobody complained about the cost of iraq or afghanistan on our watch. i'm tired of hearing people talk about it cost too much. let me tell you about what it will cost if gadhafi comes back into power, instability forever, incredible oil price spikes. young people throughout the arab world thinking we let them down at a time we could help them. so the balance sheet of keeping him versu
what's happening on the ground, as you see the interviews with general hamm, the u.s. commander, africa commander, talk about this, clearly he's in charge right now. and presumably and everybody says will hand that off to a coalition, to nato, to be in charge at some point. secretary gates reiterated that again today. but in the meantime, it's -- its t -- it seems to be an awkward situation for the military. on the other hand, no-fly zones, that's something we've done before. again, that's the tactic. that's not the end game. that's not the strategy. and that has jet to be revealed, i think. >> finally, general myers, if you were running the armed forces in this operation, what would be the one thing you would want clarity on from president obama? >> well, i think any person in the military, certainly anybody in the modern military in the last couple of decades at the strategic level worries about mission creep, having an undefined mission and allowing it to creep. i understand that prettyem with, having been -- pretty well, having been around in iraq and afghanistan. admiral mullen i'm
, thank you very much. please stay safe there. >>> is the u.s. response to libya's civil war too little too late? joining me is general richard meyers, former chairman of the joint chiefs. and general mark kimmitt, former assistant secretary of state for political and military affairs. if i may start with you, general. it would seem that we are very, very close now to air strikes against gadhafi. is that your reading of what's going on? >> in reading the president's statement, i think for sure a no-fly zone and perhaps strikes against some of the libyan capabilities being used against the opposition, yes. i think that's what you read into it for sure. >> i'm going to play a very short clip here from what the president said today. >> the resolution that passed lays out very clear conditions that must be met. the united states, the united kingdom, france, and arab states agree that a cease-fire must be implemented immediately. let me be clear. these terms are not negotiable. these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international commu
100 people. only one aircraft was down oed in that particular attack, one u.s. aircraft, and that's always been the symbol, that sculpture that you're seeing on the scene. and so clearly some p.r. work to use that as the picture, if you like, for moammar gadhafi's statement, assuming it is moammar gadhafi. aggressors, animals, criminals, tyrants, all tyrants fall under the pressure of the masses. those are the words, pretty much everything that we have heard on previous occasions in what sounds to be like it's going to be quite a long speech by moammar gadhafi. but he does say the people have been given weapons, all people have been given weapons, this will be hell, he says, and he called upon his own people to take part in what he's calling against the aggressives the new crusaders war. he then talks about how they will -- that the aggressors, referring to, of course, the allied forces, will not enjoy oil, we will continue to fight. that's moammar gadhafi, we believe, speaking. we be will back in just a moment. this is cnn. it takes knowing we have our work cut out for us. flying
session of the u.s. congress. and i said that the single greatest threat facing the world and my own country was the arming of iran with nuclear weapons. and since then what i've been trying to do is to alert the world and the leaders of the world that it's not merely our problem, that it's their problem because iran today is -- in afghanistan, it's in iraq, it's gotten control of lebanon. it's gotten control of half the palestinian society -- >> do they have weapons, do you think? >> it's working to get them. >> how close do you think they are? >> i think they're getting a lot closer. >> should they be transparent about their nuclear program? >> even to the extent that they are transparent, it's very clear what they're doing. they're -- they've enriched enough material now almost for three nuclear bombs. they industrial to reenrich it again, but that's what they're doing. they -- they're building long-range cbcs, icbms, they don't need to do that. >> what about the country that is arming itself to the teeth, possibly getting nuclear weapons, and you're its number-one target. what ar
. >> i don't think there is truth to the allegations. they have been engaged with the u.s. administration and proximity talks and direct talks. we offered proposals and inside and suggestions that until today we have not received a single response compromises we have made in 1988 when we accepted the establishment of the palestinian state in the west bank gaza and the capital. that's 22% of what used to be historic palestine they are resoring to the excuses not to confront the truth that there has to be an end to the occupation of the people. we are hearing the no partner slogan again. the same thing we heard when they were engaged with israelis i think they are all avoiding engaging the palestinians and reaching a solution to end the conflict. >> what do you think of his general view that hamas is simply not an organization and he can ever have anything to do with it? if you insist on putting representatives into government, they can't be a deal. >> this is an israeli viewpoint and hamas is a political force within the society. the palestinian president launched an initiative and we have
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